Traineeship Technology & Operations

The application for the Technology & Operations traineeship starting in September 2022, will be open from March 7th till April 10th 2022
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As Technologist, you will feel completely at home at FrieslandCampina. We process all the milk of our member dairy farmers. Milk that consists of hundreds of components, that are both used in our consumer products and also in ingredients.

In our plants, safety and continuous improvement are of paramount importance.

By creating an optimal process, we can ensure the food-safety and quality of our products. FrieslandCampina offers you the unique opportunity to work throughout the whole chain, from grass to glass. Does this excite you? Your creativity, innovative spirit and technical instinct will all be put to good use during the Technology Traineeship.

Traineeship Technology & Operations

As Technology trainee you get to work with all aspects and people throughout the business, since Technology is the foundation for all our products and processes we have in place. Together with a team of Technologists you work together to develop plant processes, to make them more sustainable by using innovation. A lot of different Technology departments and assignments come together within the Technology Traineeship. 

Leeuwarden factory visit

Are we looking for you?

  • Completed a WO Master’s degree
  • Entry level work experience and/ or an internship in Technology
  • Affinity with production and food process technology
  • International focus, mindset and mobility
  • Ambition to build your career within the Technology field
  • Fluent in English

Examples of assignments


Sustainability Assignment
Almost all sustainable initiatives require development of technology and the implementation of it. First of all, in factories you can think of implementing energy savings or finding more sustainable energy sources. Furthermore, on a farm level there are a lot of opportunities to generate and store energy. Your role as technology trainee can be to develop new technologies (eg. separation of manure) or manage projects like the installation of solar panels on rooftops of farms.

Process Technologist – On Site
On site you work with mechanics, quality officers, operators and many other stakeholders to get the most out of your plant. You are responsible for troubleshooting, for example how to deal with fouling of membranes, moreover improvement projects, like reducing energy or material use, and additionally you are giving input for strategic decisions which involve technology. Decisions regarding matching plant capacity to customer demand for example.

Alexandra, Technology Trainee

"I currently work as a Process Technologist within the production location in Leeuwarden. It's a versatile role in which I work with many different people, from Energy Managers to Process Operators."

Eva van Hoogstraten


The application for the Technology & Operations traineeship starting in September 2022, will be open from March 7th till April 10th 2022

Do you have questions about the traineeship? Contact me!

Eva van Hoogstraten